More than any other documents, it is the personal private letters written by the German people to Adolf Hitler that provide the most intimate details of the Third Reich. A treasure of more than 100,000 such letters was recently found, hidden in a secret Russian archive.
The uncensored letters, which include declarations of loyalty, love letters and the occasional words of protest, reveal the true feelings of the German people – their hopes, longings and fears. Like a seismograph, they reflect the changing mood in Nazi Germany, and the highs and lows of the German spirit, from 1932 to 1945.
“Shocking. Documents the incredible charisma of Adolf Hitler and the eerie fascination that – unfortunately – the majority of Germans felt for him.” - Die Welt